What makes Silver Dollar City so unique? While the scenery, rides, food and atmosphere are all distinct, what really sets us apart are our demonstrating craftsmen. The effortless skill that these artisans display is breathtaking and worth the price of admission alone. Where else can you watch a woodworker carve life-like wooden figures or see a glassblower create delicate works of art or a candy maker craft incredible edibles right before your eyes?

Silver Dollar City specializes in entertainment but we also love to offer educational opportunities and capture our visitors' imaginations, and our live craft demonstrations do just that. It's wonderful watching children realize that glass pitchers, cutting boards, leather goods and ceramic pots don't just come from the store - they're handcrafted from raw materials by skilled artisans.

Silver Dollar City visitors can purchase the products made in these public demonstrations in shops throughout the park. Take home a bit of the creativity and pioneering spirit that makes America (and Silver Dollar City) so wonderful.

You can also become an active participant in our crafts scene at the Midwest Living Culinary & Craft School. You'll learn to cook up a variety of classic American dishes in a fun "classroom-in-the-kitchen"-type setting.

Demonstrating Craftsmen

Seasonal Date


Baker - Frank Capps

Silver Dollar City's master baker Frank Capps creates delicious cinnamon bread and more daily at Sullivan's Mill.

March 14 - January 01

Midtown

Blacksmith - Kelly Tiede

A self-proclaimed “ol’ plowboy” from Great Bend, Kansas, Kelly Tiede traded fields of wheat for irons in the fire when he became a blacksmith.

March 14 - January 01

Valley Road

Furniture Maker - Warren Cook

Master Craftsman Warren Cook creates home furnishings of exceptional quality and beauty at Silver Dollar City's Heartland Home Furnishings.

March 14 - January 01

Hugo's Hill Street

Knife Maker - Dennis Smith

See Silver Dollar City's  knife maker Dennis Smith at work at Mountain Outfitters Knife Shop.

March 14 - January 01

Homestead Ridge

Master Candy Maker - June Ward

Silver Dollar City's master candy maker June Ward creates delicious candies and chocolates for Brown's Candy Factory.

March 14 - January 01

Valley Road

Master Chip Carver - Pam Gresham

Silver Dollar City's master chip carver Pam Gresham creates ornately carved wood home décor items.

March 14 - January 01

Midtown

Master Craftsman Leather - Vada Stott

Silver Dollar City's master leather craftsman, Vada Stott demonstrates her beautiful leather creations.

March 14 - January 01

Hugo's Hill Street

Master Craftsman of Culinary Arts - Debbie Dance Uhrig

Debbie Dance Uhrig is Master Craftsman of Culinary Arts at the Midwest Living® Culinary & Craft School.

March 14 - January 01

The Grand Exposition

Master Glass Blower - Shawn Watt

Silver Dollar City's master glass blower transforms fire, sand and water into beautiful works of art.

March 14 - January 01

Valley Road

Master Glass Cutter - George Stiverson

Silver Dollar City's master glass cutter George Stiverson demonstrates the art of cut glass.

March 14 - January 01

Valley Road

Master Potter - Jeff Walker

Silver Dollar City's master potter, Jeff Walker, creates functional clay pots, bowls, and pie plates using his signature red glaze.

March 14 - January 01

Riverfront

Best of Missouri Hands

The Show-Me State's finest artisans are showcased during National Crafts & Cowboy Festival.

September 12 - October 27

Buck Taylor's Cowboy Emporium

Meet western artists and craftsmen including Gunsmoke star and cowboy artist, Buck Taylor!

September 12 - October 27

Frisco Barn

National Crafts & Cowboy Festival Craftsmen

The Home of American Craftsmanship welcomes 125 visiting craftsmen during National Crafts & Cowboy Festival.

September 12 - October 27